"THE PRACTICE OF PHILOSOPHY WITH CHILDREN:
A BASIS FOR INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION"
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The University of Nantes will carry this UNESCO Chaire, with support from the research program EnJeu[x] (University of Angers). A dozen universities and numerous francofone partners over the world will be involved in this great project.
This UNESCO Chaire is the first and only one in the world, specifically dedicated to this topic. So, this represents a real institutional recognition, at na international level, of the need and relevance of the teaching of philosophy to children.
The UNESCO Chaire on the practice of philosophy with children (4 -18 years) aims to help the developmentof these civic practices through research, teaching, training,t he spread of educational tools in School and the City and the international cooperation of the actors.
The challenges of the practice of philosophy with children meet the UNESCO's goals and values.
Often restricted/reserved to high school or higher education, the practice of philosophy is however a key driver for developing the critical thinking, democratic skills, empathy, openness and intercultural dialogue.